Birgit Ungerboeck

Birgit Ungerböck’s educational background is in optical sensor development with a strong focus on integration of optical oxygen and pH sensors into microfluidic devices. During her PhD at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry at Graz University of Technology (Graz, Austria) she optimized and evaluated different sensor formats for microfluidic applications – sensor layers, nano sensor particles and magnetic sensor particles – and combined them with different read-out methods. At microfluidic ChipShop GmbH (Jena, Germany) she started to develop microfluidic modules and miniaturized bioreactor systems fully equipped with advanced sensor technology as a postdoc within a Marie Curie ITN project. Additionally, her expertise comprises different applications of these fully equipped devices including microfluidic cell culture and process intensification of enzymatic conversions in microbioreators